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olympics national championship here at morgan state university. even though they are under 18, this competition has some high potential. 25% of the track team and 42% of the women's team participated in junior olympics when they were younger. >> i am so proud of them. whether they place or what ever, the fact they have a goal when they reached it is fantastic. >> there are young athletes visiting from as far away as california. a lot of them are staying on campus this week for the junior olympics. i spoke to officials and they said every year they rotate to different schools in the country. sheldon dutes, wbal tv 11 news. >> exciting times. it was teat with hillary at the four seasons. it was fabulous. we really enjoyed ourselves with putting combat scones, -- pudding, scones, and tea. they say they are so excited about going to their fourth olympics. >> i am so honored to be hosting tea with hillary. it is a staple in the london so it is nice to bring england to baltimore before we leave. >> if i see the commercials on tv and "today" and "bal" everyone is excited. a lot going
morgan state university have put together a stage for blues performers this weekend. it's both a stage and cafe area made entirely of shipping palettes. the project is particularly exciting, because most of their work never leaves the classroom. once again, artscape kicks off 11:00 this morning and runs through sunday night. it's known as the largest free arts festival in the nation. more than 300,000 people are expected to pour into baltimore for this year's event. >> president barack obama wraps up his two-day campaign swing through florida today, while hit romney will talk to voters in new hampshire. national polls show the candidates in a virtual tie. both camps are engage nag daily war of words. 11 news reporter halley jackson live in our washington bureau with the commitment 2012 report. good morning, halley. >> good morning, manipulatedy. we are taking a look this morning at the accuracy of some of the claims out there, attacks which are valley shaped the tone of this campaign so far. president obama is campaigning in florida, reiterating what's become a familiar attack on his o
"whereas." i would also like to thank the outstanding morgan state university choir for being here today. so here we go. >> whereas -- >> the united states fought a global war against great britain and its colonies from june 18th, 1812 until february 18th 1850 and -- >> whereas. >> nearly two years of peace between the united kingdom of great britain and the united states of america have existed since the conclusion of that war and -- >> whereas -- >> -- the colonies of canada unified as the providence of canada in 1841 attained confederation status in 1867, and then by virtue of the statute of westminster in 1931, achieved recognition as an independent nation and -- >> whereas -- >> -- the current border between canada and the united states stands as the longest, unguarded and demilitarizeded border in the world and -- >> whereas -- >> -- the national park service and parks, canada, are working together as part of an international effort to recognize and commemorate the buy scentennial of the war of 18912 and -- >> whereas -- >> -- can and the united states became staunch allies as they
championships are going on, morgan state university. though it's fun and games outside, inside the student center is serious business. doctors are checking young athletes for heart conditions that can predispose them to suddenly death. when the heart just stops. >> it's something we think is comprehensive, yet focused. it covers about 80 to 90% of the conditions that could potentially displace them to sudden cardiac arrest. >> her son died from sudden cardiac arrest. now she's spreading the word about early detection. >> and it's just the worst thing in the world to lose a child. and if he had heard him screaming, he still might be here with us. >> there are no risk factors with us. it is genetic and often herreditary. >> reporter: doctors say most people don't show any symptoms. that scares tony allen, whose son angelo is getting tested. >> we're getting him screened just in case. >> reporter: that's why they are having 600 people nationwide get tested to prevent another tragedy. >> it's your child's life. take a minute to do that. >> reporter: andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you
's policies, affecting african americans during a forum at morgan state university today. political reporter pat warren reports that this follows mitt romney. >> reporter: republican presidential hopeful mitt romney tells the naacp, that under the obama administration, african americans are worse off now before the president took office. >> the unemployment rate, duration of unemployment, average family income. all worse in the black community. >> reporter: white house senior adviser, valerie jarrett, tells wjz, the president has the best interest of all americans at heart. >> when the president took office, we were losing 4 million jobs just in the last six months of the prior administration. we lost another 4 million jobs before any of the president's policies could take hold. so certainly we are working our way out of this incredible mess. >> reporter: the june labor reports cites the unemployment rate for african americans at 14.4%. compared to 8.2% of whites. >> we all know that the african american community suffered before this last recession. we have been having tough times for a ver
good about your decisions. >> morgan state university hosted a national white house meeting on issues affecting the african-american and education. it was one of a half-dozen issues on the minds of baltimore residents. >> the white house meeting was held in the morgan state ballroom. the topics graves were from health and housing. >> education absolutely is a critical issue because if we don't pay attention to education, the future of our country is in jeopardy. >> [inaudible] >> valerie jarret, sr. ribeyes, lead a team of the administration officials. >> making college affordable, investing a billion dollars, making sure that we got rid of the bonanza that stallone's could go directly to the people that needed it most. >> that is one more reason why this student showed up at the white house meeting on campus. exelon to hear more on student lands. that is a huge concern for a lot of students right now. >> a concern that is facing students at colleges and universities across the nation. the morgan state president sets on the court house committee. >> president obama has been a to work
with that story. >> this coming saturday at morgan state university, where thousands of teenagers are competing. they are competing for top prizes, athletes from all over the nation. this event caps off months of training and grueling competition. there is concern that some of these teenagers may have signed of hcm, which can lead to a heart attack. reggie is watching his son compete in the shot put. >> i am from the houston area and taxes. unfortunately, we have heard of athletes falling down and having cardiac arrest are up -- or some other type of heart condition. we understand it is a serious situation. >> dr. theodore abraham will lead a team at the track and field championships to screen teenagers. she says for the most part is hereditary. >> they have no symptoms and they feel great. it is a problem that could manifest itself at any time without warning, which is the scary part of this whole equation. >> hard to believe that somebody can just drop dead. >> i think it is a good idea. it is important to know if it is an issue are not with the individual athletes. >> anything that is heredi
kids don't do nothing during the summer. i will remember it. >> and they work with the morgan state university basketball team. it allows them to reach out to more kids. >> we want for them to see themselves going to college and to have that basic foundation, like this is what is supposed to happen. i am supposed to go to college, you know. it is great for both parties. >> me and my mentor have the perfect kind of friendship. if i need anything, she is there. i can always depend on her. >> the program has been so successful they will plan to expand a program and bring it back every summer. >> that is a great little program. that is all for us at 5:00 p.m. here is what is coming up at 6:00 p.m. >> he advisories are developing. the insta-weather plus straight ahead. >> and the death toll is now at 8 because of the heat wave. >> should power lines be underground? we turned up new information tonight regarding that issue. details just ahead >> live, local, late breaking, this is wbal tv 11 news at 6:00 p.m. in hd. >> good evening, everyone. there is no fun in the sun inside the arguing
and they will be at morgan state university. now, pam, tell me about this young lady. >> she is intermediate. she is a sophomore. she will do two individual events, 100 meter hurdles and the long jump. >> is it hard? >> no. >> so you will be competing in the junior olympics. tell me what that is like for you? >> this is -- i have been running since i was in the third grade. i'm excited. i get to do my two favorite events. i am ready to run and jump. >> are you going to win? >> i hope so. >> put you on the spot. >> 100 and 200. >> are you going to win? >> yes, hopefully. >> tell me about this program. what is it that you like coming out with the program. >> i have a lot of fun friends and fun to run track. >> you over here as well. tell me what you will be running. >> i will be running the 4 by 4 and the long jump. >> are you going to win? >> yes. >> definitely, right. >> yes. >> tell me what you like about the program? >> i like to long jump and i like to have fun. >> cool. cool. thank you very much, ladies. you continue to workout and get yourselves ready. tell me about the junior olympics. it w
of miles away from the london olympics, the junior olympic championships are going on at morgan state university. though, it is fun and games outside. inside the student center, it is serious business. doctors are checking young athletes for heart conditions that can predispose them to certain death when the heart just stops. >> it is comprehensive and yet focused and it covers 80 to 90% of the conditions. >> they will have sudden cardiac arrest. >> reporter: his son died from sudden cardiac arrest. now she is spreading the word about early detection. >> it is the worse thing to lose a child. if he had a screening, he still might be here with us. >> reporter: no risk factors and strictly genetic and often hereditary. and most don't show systems. this boy is getting tested. >> just in case. >> reporter: that's why it helped hundreds to get tested to prevent tragedy. >> it is a minute to do that. >> reporter: if you missed yesterday's screening, you can log on to wjz.com for more information. a massive sinkhole continues to wreak havoc in northeast big. they are still without water and
. >>> better or worse after obama. i'm pat warren at morgan state university. where a white house adviser defends president obama's policies as they relate to african americans. >>> analyzing the evidence. the latest revelations in the controversial killing of trevon controversial killing of trevon martin,,,,,, >>> it is 86 degrees. mostly cloudy. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. we are getting our first look rat the new evidence released in the trayvon martin case. he focuses on george zimmerman and his reasons for following the unarmed teenager that fateful night. >> trevon martin's hoody. and blood stains. another shows fragments from the fatal bullet. also included, transcripts. he said zimmerman followed martin because of his hoody, not skin color. serino said it seemed scripted. but he was not a racist. >> reporter: others agreed. they all told the fbi, zimmerman had no racial prejudices. >> we don't know if he's a racist or not. >> reporter: benjamin crump saturday lawyer for sebrinna fulton, trescron martin's mother. at . >> all we know is he profiled
from what i was used to. morgan state university is a black college and university and a really small school so it's something that would be kids what trouble university in your own community and going to georgetown where we had people from not just the united states but all over the world coming and attending the school the very prestigious families. i had a sons and daughters of centers to the two senators, business leaders, business owners and sitting in that room and looking around with every seat filled to capacity i wonder how did i end up in this room with of these people? i knew nothing of what it was to be an indian some. just as much as every other person. i worked hard. i studied. i knew what i wanted to do in terms of helping my communities. and i knew this was one avenue for me to be able to do that. the next three years i've learned a lot from my peers and professors and i took advantage of the ephriam version eight that came across. a new program or something those extra at georgetown i couldn't apply to that. i am a full screen debut work on a participate in the george
from what i was used to. morgan state university is a historically black college and university, and it's a really small school. it was something that would be a tribal college university in your community, and going to georgetown where we had people not just from all the united states, but all over the world coming and attending this school, i had sons and daughters of united states' senators, governors, high politicians, business leaders, business owners coming, and they were my classmates, and sitting in that room and looking around in classrooms just the same size as this auditorium with every seat filled to capacity, i wondered how did i end up in this room with these people that knew something about what it was like to be an indian person, knew nothing about my family, my background, that probably had a lot of this -- this -- their path predestined for them. i felt i was covering my own -- carving my own path. the more i sat there the more i realized i belonged there. i worked hard. i studied. i knew what i wanted to do in terms of helping my communities. i knew this was one avenu
intentionally covered up the allegations to protect penn state's reputation. the university's former athletic director and former senior vice president are awaiting trial on perjury charges. >>> jp morgan chase says it's giant trading blunder earlier this year was much more serious than first reported. more on the fall out for the bank and its traders. >> a bad trade at jp morgan chase has cost the bank $5.8 billion so far this year. that's nearly triple the $2 billion the bank first disclosed. ceo jamie diamond said he's fired the managers in charge of that trade and the company is taking back 2 years worth of pay from them. >> they say they're doing all the right things. time will tell if they really are. >> the trading loss came from the london's office. >> when jp morgan first started investigating the loss the xeef executive dismissed it -- executive director dismissed it. he admits the blunder has shaken the company. >> we don't take it lightly diamond told analysts but we think it's an isolated event. even with the loss, jp morgan made a $5 million profit. it listed financial shocks an
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